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Andy Kelly
Date of birth: (1968-06-06) June 6, 1968 (age 51)
Place of birth: Dayton, Tennessee
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
College: Tennessee
Organizations
 As player:
1993-1996
1996
1997-2001
2002
2003-2004
2005
2006
2006
2007
Charlotte Rage
Rhein Fire
Nashville Kats
Dallas Desperados
Detroit Fury
New Orleans VooDoo
Kansas City Brigade
Utah Blaze
New Orleans Voodoo

Andy Kelly (born June 6, 1968) is a former American football quarterback in the Arena Football League. He played in the AFL for fifteen seasons. He also played for two seasons for the Rhein Fire of the former World League of American Football.


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High school career Edit

Kelly attended Rhea County High School in Evensville, Tennessee. While attending, he won Gatorade All-America honors in football as a senior.

College career Edit

Kelly was a successful collegiate quarterback at the University of Tennessee from 1988-1991. He took over as a starter for Sterling Henton in the 1989 SEC game against the Alabama Crimson Tide. He set numerous Tennessee and SEC passing records, most of them broken by his later successor at Tennessee, Peyton Manning. He was also drafted to play baseball with the Atlanta Braves, but never actually did so.

Professional career Edit

Kelly's predominant professional football career was as an Arena Football League quarterback playing some of his career with the with the New Orleans VooDoo, for whom he played for in 2005 and 2007. He previously played for the Charlotte Rage (1993, 1995–96), Nashville Kats (1997–2001), Dallas Desperados (2002), Detroit Fury (2003–2004), Kansas City Brigade (2006) and Utah Blaze (2006). At the end of the 2006 season, he held several all-time AFL career records, including touchdown passes (767), passing yards (39,948), pass attempts (5,827), pass completions (3,621), and interceptions (155).

On Friday, April 27, 2007, in a 72-57 home loss to division-mate Georgia, Kelly joined Aaron Garcia, Clint Dolezel, and Sherdrick Bonner as the only quarterbacks in football history to throw 800 career touchdowns.

On December 6, 2007, Kelly was named the head coach of the proposed new All American Football League's Tennessee team. The league suspended operations March 12, 2008 (permanently, as things later developed, although only a delay was announced at the time), and Kelly signed with the Georgia Force two weeks later on March 26, 2008, but never participated as an active player for the Force. Kelly retired as an Arena Football player following the 2008 season and currently serves as a commentator on Tennessee Volunteers football radio broadcasts.

Statistics Edit

Year Comp. Att. Comp% Yards TD's INT's Rating
199317833253.62139341580.3
19959516657.2100416878.9
1996589461.767181100
199730949762.238218214113.7
199831551860.835377312106.7
199932450164.736096711110.2
20002834296631075510109.5
200123038260.22699477104.8
200231951162.432957316105.4
200339265459.93967922099.7
200436058761.341847312105.4
200546670066.646579612112.4
2006 (Utah Blaze)115162711402274126.5
2006 (Kansas City Brigade)17729460.21856241380.5
200726539766.82571429101.7
Career Statistics3886622462.442519809164104

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ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
Jeff Francis
Tennessee Volunteers Starting Quarterbacks
1989-1991
Succeeded by
Heath Shuler

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